Wipak is delighted to reveal it has won big at the recent German Packaging Awards!

Green Haven, an innovative packaging solution for vegetarian sausages, was recognised in the Sustainability category for balancing recyclability with protection and production efficiency

The newly developed vacuum packaging is composed of two adhesive-free, unprinted PE films, forming a mono-material. It also supports Wipak’s invisible watermark barcode, Digimarc®, which can be quickly scanned with any smart device. This facilitates customer access to product ingredients and nutritional data, as well as the sorting of different packaging components at recycling centres.

An FSC-certified paper banderole – easily separated from the main plastic body and disposed of alongside paper waste – completes the Green Haven concept. Plastic content remains unprinted, ensuring material quality stays high even after recycling.

The result is a highly attractive >90% PE-based mono-material that is easy to use and recycle, with an overall carbon footprint reduction of up to 30%.

For more information go to www.wipak.com

Written by Kevin Gambrill